CLEFT LIP AND PALATE
Corresponds to the most common facial congenital malformation, with an incidence of approximately 1 case in 700 births. May be present as an isolated lip cleft, lip and palate cleft, or even only a palate cleft.
The diagnosis and treatment of these anomalies, requires immediate and interdisciplinary intervention since the newborn stage, with the objective of preventing irreversible consequences in adolescence and adulthood, like hearloss, speech problems, and of course, aesthetic consequences.
the phases of treatment, in a general view, include:
• Lip surgery.
• Palate surgery.
• Speech development.
• Alveolar bone graft.
• Orthognatic surgery.